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WFFC, Inc. Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce, Inc. (WFFC, Inc.) is pleased to announce its 2021 boards.

New Jersey Executive Board:

President: Jessica Reichert, Premier Specialties, Inc.
Vice President: Paige Crist, Allured Business Media
Treasurer: Adriana Becker, Capua 1800 USA, Inc
Secretary: Natasha Reed, Robertet Fragrances and Ingredients

New Jersey Board of Directors

Gillian Bleimann Boucard, Berje Inc.
Michelle Bruckmann, Berje Inc.
Linda Bukowski, Flavor & Fragrance Specialties
Patricia Halle, Hamilton Consulting
Cathianne Leonardi, ADM Nutrition
Erica Lermond, The Lermond Company LLC
Joan Huang, Symrise, Inc.
Adele Naidu, Firmenich
Bryn Thomas, Givaudan
Marie Wright, ADM Nutrition

Cincinnati Executive Board:

President: Erica Boyd, Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing
Vice President: Ashley E. Ramudit, Mane, Inc.
Treasurer: Tracey Coffey, Lyons Magnus
Secretary: Heather Wujek, Mane, Inc.

Cincinnati Board of Directors:

Alex Callier ADM Wild Flavors
Amber Cartwright, Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing
Deborah A. Coviello, Illumination Partners, LLC
Karen Dewitt, Skidmore Sales
Cecily Hawkins, Bettera Brands, LLC
Amy Horn, Symrise Inc.
Sarah Lucas, ADM Wild Flavors
Holly Mason, ZoomEssence
Lisa Sanders, Proctor & Gamble
Lindsey Totten, Mane, Inc.

Chicago Executive Board:

President: Marissa Piazza Pasky, Sensient Technologies Corporation
Vice President: Kelli Heinz, Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
Treasurer: Marilynn Kelly, Belle Aire Creations
Secretary: Lindsey Oostema, Synergy Flavors, Inc

Chicago Board of Directors:

Paulina Costa Zyskowski, Kalsec, Inc
Lisa Drawer, The Edlong Corporation
Renata Girnius, Orchidia Fragrances
Mary Maile, Innova Flavors
Jane Pinda, Ele Corporation
Corunda T. Pruitt, Synergy Flavors, Inc

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC is a professional association that was founded in 1982 by a group of forward-thinking members whose vision was to provide women in the flavor and fragrance industry with a forum for networking, education, career advancement, and camaraderie. The WFFC is a growing organization that strives to educate, engage and empower its more than 500 members.

WFFC, Inc. Announces Formation of the WFFC Foundation, Inc.

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce, Inc. (WFFC, Inc.) is thrilled to announce the formation of the WFFC Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


The mission of this new foundation is to provide support for women in business and in the general community struggling with illness, poverty or other impediments to success.

Established as a New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation, the founding board members of the WFFC Foundation, Inc. are the following WFFC, Inc. members:

Chair: Glenda Mensah, Bontoux
Treasurer: Marie Wright, ADM
Secretary: Erica Lermond, The Lermond Copmany, LLC
Directors: Patricia Halle, Hamilton Consulting
Adele Naidu, Firmenich

WFFC, Inc. President, Erica Lermond, notes, “We are really excited about the establishment of the WFFC Foundation, Inc. It will enable the WFFC, Inc. to further our already growing philanthropic efforts. We’ve already embarked on several initiatives that will provide support to WFFC, Inc. members and we look forward to utilizing our sister organization to take our charitable work to the next level.”

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC is a professional association that was founded in 1982 by a group of forward-thinking members whose vision was to provide women in the flavor and fragrance industry with a forum for networking, education, career advancement, and camaraderie. The WFFC is a growing organization that strives to educate, engage and empower its more than 500 members.

WFFC Announces New Website Launch

Glen Rock, NJ – The Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website.

The WFFC partnered with Costello Creative Group to conceive and design a new website which will better serve the WFFC’s members and subscribers. The newly revamped website is highly visual and provides an elevated user experience, with easy to use navigation, upgraded user features, and mobile responsiveness. Quick access to upcoming events and recent news from all three of the WFFC’s chapters keeps users engaged and makes it easier than ever for members and subscribers to learn about the WFFC and to engage with the WFFC’s ever-expanding network of like-minded individuals from the Flavor & Fragrance Industry.

Highlights of the newly redesigned website include the following features:
• Mobile responsive design
• Easy to use navigation
• Searchability to efficiently access events and news for all Chapters
• Social media integration
• Photo vaults for Chicago, Cincinnati and New Jersey Chapters
• Enhanced information about membership
• FAQs section

Erica Lermond, WFFC President, says, “We are excited about the dynamic design of our new website and its upgraded user features. Our website committee’s dedication during the two-year development process gives us a final product that enables the WFFC to further advance our mission to educate, engage and empower our rapidly growing membership.”

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

WFFC Announces 2019 Board Members – Chicago

len Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 Chicago Chapter Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Mary Maile (Innova Flavors), Vice President – Marissa Piazza Pasky (H.B. Taylor Company), Treasurer – Kelli Heinz (Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.), and Secretary – Cheryl Schaul Udzielak (Givaudan Flavors Corp.). The board members include: Dafne Diez de Medina, Ph. D. (Innova Flavors), Renata Girnius (Orchidia Fragrances), Marilynn Kelly (Belle Aire Creations), Cyndie Lipka (Prinova USA), Lindsey Oostema (Synergy Flavors, Inc), Jane Pinda Hansen (ChemSalesNow, LLC) and Kris Watson (Independent), and Deepa Sethi (Sensient Flavors, Inc.).

Back Row, L-R:  Cyndie Lipka (Prinova USA), Marissa Piazza Pasky (H.B. Taylor Company), Mary Maile (Innova Flavors), Cheryl Schaul Udzielak (Givaudan Flavors Corp.), Marilynn Kelly (Belle Aire Creations),
Lindsey Oostema (Synergy Flavors, Inc), Renata Girnius (Orchidia Fragrances)

Front Row, L-R:  Kris Watson (Independent), Jane Pinda Hansen (ChemSalesNow, LLC),
Dafne Diez de Medina, Ph. D. (Innova Flavors)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

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WFFC Announces 2019 Board Members – Cincinnati

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 Cincinnati Chapter Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Sarah Gutierrez (Mane, Inc.), Vice President – Erica Boyd (Givaudan Flavors Corp.), Treasurer – Melinda Baldauf (Mane, Inc.), Secretary – Lew Weeks (Flavor Producers). The board members include: Alex Cahoon (Flavor Producers), Kim Caron (Callisons), Tracey Coffey (Mane Inc.), Karen Dewitt (Skidmore Sales), Amy Horn (MCI Miritz Citrus), Cecily Minardi (Synergy Flavors, Inc.), Katherine Miller (Cincinnati Preserving Company), Megan Nolan (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients), Ashley E. Ramudit (Mane, Inc.), and Lisa Sanders (Independent).

Top Row, L-R:  Lew Weeks (Flavor Producers), Amy Horn (MCI Miritz Citrus), Tracey Coffey (Mane Inc.),
Cecily Minardi (Synergy Flavors, Inc.), Sarah Gutierrez (Mane, Inc.), Karen Dewitt (Skidmore Sales),
Kathy Miller (Cincinnati Preserving Company)

Bottom Row, L-R:  Ashley Ramudit (Mane, Inc.), Alex Cahoon (Flavor Producers), Lisa Sanders (Independent),
Melinda Baldauf (Mane, Inc.), Megan Nolan (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

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WFFC Announces 2019 Board Members – New Jersey

Glen Rock, NJ – Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 General Board of Directors. The officers are: President – Erica Lermond (The Lermond Company, LLC), Vice President – Jessica Reichert Weber (Premier Specialties Inc.), Treasurer – Marie Wright (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients), and Secretary – Cathianne Leonardi (WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients). The board members include: Gillian Bleimann Boucard (Berje Inc.), Adriana Becker (Kerry Ingredients & Flavours), Michelle Bruckmann (Berje Inc.), Christina Christie (Fragrance Resources, Inc.), Paige Crist (Allured Business Media), Patricia Halle (Hamilton Consulting), Joan Huang (Symrise Inc.), Adele Naidu (Firmenich, Inc.), Alpa Roman (Flavor & Fragrance Specialties), and Joy Wilson (Firmenich, Inc.).

L-R: Jessica Reichert Weber (Premier Specialties Inc.), Adriana Becker (Kerry Ingredients & Flavours),
Gillian Bleimann Boucard (Berje Inc.), Michelle Bruckmann (Berje Inc.), Alpa Roman (Flavor & Fragrance Specialties),
Erica Lermond (The Lermond Company, LLC)

For more information please visit our website www.wffc.org or contact us at info@wffc.org

About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

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